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Ukrainian forces try to take back control of Donetsk airport from rebels

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http://twitter.com/#!/jimsciutto/status/470884320807514112 A day after elections, #Ukraine has launched air strikes against armed separatist fighters who had seized portions of #Donetsk’s Sergei Prokofiev International #Airport. http://twitter.com/#!/MaximEristavi/status/470847328858177536 http://twitter.com/#!/shelomovskiy/status/470873118173822976 http://twitter.com/#!/shelomovskiy/status/470895840438276096 http://twitter.com/#!/ChristopherJM/status/470896541654609921 http://twitter.com/#!/shelomovskiy/status/470924714828115969 http://twitter.com/#!/yannisBehrakis/status/471033357502267392 http://twitter.com/#!/yannisBehrakis/status/471033607365349377 http://twitter.com/#!/BBCWillVernon/status/470878932922007552 http://twitter.com/#!/RolandOliphant/status/471005961440997377 http://twitter.com/#!/andrewsweiss/status/471002440087904257 A note for travelers: http://twitter.com/#!/shaunwalker7/status/471002023362842624 Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/26/ukrainian-forces-try-to-take-back-control-of-donetsk-airport-from-rebels-pics/

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Crimea votes to secede; Obama reiterates committment to diplomatic resolution

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http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/445320361107009536 As expected, the vote in #Crimea went overwhelmingly in favor of secession. http://twitter.com/#!/CBSNews/status/445318653970776064 During a phone call at the request of the White House, President #Obama told Vladimir #Putin that the U.S. will not recognize the results as a referendum but remains committed to a diplomatic solution: http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/445328594349207553 “Additional costs”? Is the White House […]

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Vladimir Putin Annexes Crimea And Throws Down Gauntlet To The West

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“If you press the spring too hard, it will recoil.” View this image › Maxim Shemetov / Reuters SEVASTOPOL, #Crimea — Russian President #Vladimir Putin announced Moscow would annex the breakaway Ukrainian province of Crimea Tuesday in an extraordinary speech uprooting the post-Cold War global order of the last 25 years. With the whole of […]

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Group With Ties To Ousted Ukrainian President Wants To Keep Lobbying In The U.S.

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#Viktor Yanukovych may be gone, but the European Centre for a Modern #Ukraine remains. View this image › Vladimir Putin, right, shaking hands with ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych at an Olympic reception recently hosted by the Russian President in Sochi. The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A group with ties to ousted Ukrainian president Viktor […]

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President Empty Chair skips Saturday’s national security meeting?

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http://twitter.com/#!/charlescwcooke/status/439871305970876416 When CBS News’ #Mark Knoller said that #President Obama had no scheduled events this weekend, he wasn&8217;t kidding. http://twitter.com/#!/JimAcostaCNN/status/439861804723105793 At least #Vice President Biden made an appearance via video conference. http://twitter.com/#!/ZekeJMiller/status/439861221287002112 http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/439871319803719680 http://twitter.com/#!/hale_razor/status/439873680168861696 http://twitter.com/#!/hale_razor/status/439875994631958528 http://twitter.com/#!/hale_razor/status/439879655705698304 The president might have skipped Saturday&8217;s #national security meeting, but he did speak with #Russian President Vladimir Putin on […]

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The Kidnapping Of Journalists Is The Latest Step In Ukraine Propaganda Wars

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“We are living in a digital era but you still have people who believe what the TV screen is telling them.” View this image › AP Photo/Sergei Grits ANDRIIVKA, #Ukraine — When people in this eastern Ukrainian town turned on their main television channel on Sunday, they heard the eerie strains of a Bach fugue […]

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Syrian Opposition’s Dreams Of Anti-Aircraft Weapons From U.S. Might Have Ended With Flight MH17

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“Do you want the Manpad that you supplied to the opposition to be the one that shot down the Malaysian airplane?” View this image › Rebel fighters in Aleppo Hosam Katan / Reuters ISTANBUL — The day after Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in #Ukraine, with news of the tragedy still sinking in, […]

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Ukrainian Politician Is Nearly Knocked Out After Calling Rival A “Pot-Bellied Fatty”

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No one does political punch-ups like #Ukraine. BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { if (BF_STATIC.bf_test_mode) localStorage.setItem(‘posted_date’, 1408026867); }); BF_STATIC.timequeue.push(function () { document.getElementById(“update_posted_time_3417691”).innerHTML = “posted on ” + UI.dateFormat.get_formatted_date(1408026867); }); 1. Controversial Ukrainian politician Oleg Lyashko — leader of the populist Radical Party and famed for his visits to Ukrainian troops in the east of the country — was […]

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Russia’s Propagandist-In-Chief Went On A Junket To Meet U.S. Security Officials

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“Your ‘patriots’ love to criticize America, then come relax in our country,” the former U.S. ambassador to Moscow said. View this image › Updated 4:35 p.m. ET — Kiselyov addressed the news on Russian state television, but denied the program was organized by the State Department. KIEV, #Ukraine — Standing in front of a giant […]

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Russia Blocks Pro-Ukraine Groups on Social Media

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People gather during a rally in Kiev’s Independence Square on March 2, 2014. #Ukraine‘s new prime minister urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to pull back his military Sunday in the conflict between the two countries, warning that they were on the brink of disaster. Image: Sergei Chuzavkov/Associated Press As #Russia‘s military tightens its grip around […]

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